Anyone else experiencing this???

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Hello guys,

I've been diagnosed with GERD a couple of years ago, and I'm presently on Apo-Lanzoprazole. Lately I've noticed that I often feel like there is phlegm stuck at the back of my throat and I'm constantly swallowing saliva, clearing my throat, or coughing to get it dislodged. I also notice that in the morning when I'm brushing my teeth, I'll have serious coughing fits and gagging. Have any of you dealt with something similar? 

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    Hi Jay

    I get the phlegm, too.

    I hadn’t realised it was associated with GERD until someone else on here mentioned it.

    I’ve not suffered the coughing and gagging... yet.

    Deb

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      Hi Deb,

      GERD seems to have a plethora of symptoms. laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms are also very similar to GERD. 

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    Why not tell your GP about it?
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      I find my family doctor to be quite dismissive of things. Unless I push him he tends to drag his feet about doing tests or referring me to a specialist. For years I've been complaining about heartburn and he kept telling me to take over the counter antacids, until finally I was fed up and insisted he refer me to a gastroenterologist. Lo and behold I found at I have GERD and was put on Apo-Lanzoprazole instead. So, I tend to do a lot of research before I go see him, that way I can push for the necessary tests or referrals. I was trying to find out if folks who suffer from GERD have experienced similar symptoms and what worked best for them. At least then, I'll have a idea of what to do next. 

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    And isn't that the whole point of this forum, to discuss, compare and assess symtoms with fellow sufferers who have first-hand experience without running to the Dr every two minutes? Often coming away nonethewiser.

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      Yes, you're right. But please refer to the doctor for every new symptom. Doctors have knowledge, we only have info.

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